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Developments in Hydrobiology

Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants

Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society

Editors: Caffrey, J., Barrett, P.R.F., Murphy, K., Wade, P.M. (Eds.)

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There is a growing need for appropriate management of aquatic plants in rivers and canals, lakes and reservoirs, and drainage channels and urban waterways. This management must be based on a sound knowledge of the ecology of freshwater plants, their distribution and the different forms of control available including chemical, physical, biological and biomanipulation. This series of papers from over 20 different countries was generated from the highly successful European Weed Research Society symposia on aquatic plant management, this being the ninth. The contributions provide a valuable insight into the complexities involved in managing aquatic systems, discuss state-of-the-art control techniques such as biomanipulation using fish and waterfowl and the use of straw, and deal with patterns of regrowth and recovery post-management. Careful consideration is given to the use of chemicals, a practice which has come under scrutiny in recent years.
Underpinning the development of such control techniques is a growing body of knowledge relating to the biology and ecology of water plants, including growth responses under different trophic conditions, the impact of pollution, and aspects of photosynthesis. The authorship of the papers represents the collective wisdom of leading scientists and experts from fisheries agencies, river authorities, nature conservation agencies, the agrochemical industry and both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

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` ... this volume is well worth reading and is recommended for possible purchase by researchers in this field as well as by libraries, as it contains many informative and thought-provoking articles by scientist who are recognised experts in their particular fields.'
Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, 7 (1998)

Table of contents (56 chapters)

Table of contents (56 chapters)
  • Photosynthetic plasticity in Potamogeton pectinatus L. from Argentina: strategies to survive adverse light conditions

    Pages 1-5

    Hootsmans, M. J. M. (et al.)

  • Studies on vegetative production of Potamogeton illinoensis Morong in southern Argentina.

    Pages 7-10

    Bezic, Carlos (et al.)

  • Diurnal carbon restrictions on the photosynthesis of dense stands of Elodea nuttallii (Planch.) St. John

    Pages 11-16

    Iwan Jones, J. (et al.)

  • Comparison of five media for the axenic culture of Myriophyllum sibiricum Komarov

    Pages 17-22

    Roshon, R. D. (et al.)

  • The effects of floating mats of Azolla filiculoides Lam. and Lemna minuta Kunth on the growth of submerged macrophytes

    Pages 23-26

    Janes, Rachel A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society
Editors
  • Joseph Caffrey
  • Philip R.F. Barrett
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Philip Max Wade
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
120
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5782-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5782-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4433-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6441-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 354
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